'''Kathleen Mansfield Murry''' (''née'' '''Beauchamp'''; 14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist
short story writer who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of '''Katherine Mansfield'''. At 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence
and Virginia Woolf
. In 1917 she was diagnosed with Tuberculosis#Extrapulmonary|extrapulmonary tuberculosis
, which led to her death at the age of 34.